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    September 19, 2012
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>> good morning to you. i am ainsley earhardt. >> i am heather nauert. >> thank you for watching "fox & friends first". >> these are the top stories making news at this hour. anti-american demonstrations continue to spread this morning. in pakistan a new attack on the u.s. consulate. protestors breaking through a barricade and throwing bricks. this follows attacks on u.s. consulates and other cities in pakistan in recent days. in beijing the car of the
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u.s. ambassador to china was damaged. he was in the car at the time but he was not injured. >> 350,000 chicago students are waking up this morning heading back to school. chicago teachers among the heist paid in the country finally satisfied with district concessions on evaluations and job security. the union didn't vote on the contract deal they just agreed to end the strike. a long-awaited report on the fast and furious gun running operation is due out today. an inspector general has been reviewing nonpublic files for 19 months on that operation. you may remember two guns listed in the operation were found at the scene where a border agent was shot and killed.
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>> police in arizona can face one of the key parts of the immigration law after more than a few years on hold a judge ruled in favor of the show your paper provision. it allows them to question the immigration status of those they suspect are in the country illegally. they still have a say so in what happens to illegal immigrants. the president revealing to david letterman the real star of the dnc. >> it was terrific. it's funny how much people realize michelle is better than me. i have to go through the week, your wife was really great. you were okay. >> that is why they call it the better half. that is your 5@5:00.
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>> the president also taking time on letterman to respond to the leaked video where he talks about 47 percent of the country that doesn't pay income taxes. is this as video he talks about he believes wealth should be redistributed. he is live in washington with more on the dueling controversial videos. good morning, peter. >> good morning, heather. a video that has been around since 1998 is making waves because it featured a young barack obama because he believes in some redistribution of wealth. >> i think the trick is figuring out how do we structure government systems that pull resources and facilitate some redistribution because i actually believe in redistribution. at least at a certain level to make sure that everybody has a shot. >> at the time 14 years ago mr. obama was trying to make an
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argument for more efficient government. mitt romney was out claiming the thoughts behind his comments that just surfaced about 47 percent of americans being dependent on government. >> we were of course talking about a campaign and how he's going to get close to half of the vote i am going to get half of the vote approximately. i hope i am going to get 50.1 percent or more. we have two different views about america. the president's view is one of a larger government, there's a tape that just came out today where the president is saying he likes redistribution. i disagree. i think a society based upon a government centered nation where government plays a large errol redistributes money that's a wrong course for america. >> in response to that the president said this on the late show. >> one of the things learned as president is you represented the
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entire country. and when i meet republicans as i am traveling around the country theired working family people who care deeply about this country. mikes peck tation is if you want to be president you have to work for everybody not just for some. >> the rnc was quick to criticize the fact that he appeared on the list giving top ten things he should be doing instead. number 6 meeting with netanyahu. who is talking and a lot of people are still talking about those 47 percent comments. >> wondering why there's such a controversy here and here is how he break it is all down. if you say the federal
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government should do more social engineering than the obama administration is currently doing then you want a nanny state. you want a nanny state you are not going to vote for romney. self reliant god. if i am governor romney i run with this all day long. i have the stats to back it up. right now the federal state governments are spending nearly a trillion dollars a year those are payments other than social security or medicare. more than 47 million americans are now receiving food stamps. that is a record. nearly 9 million are on federal disability. another record. more than 1 million americans 35 percent of the population are living in a house receiving some sort of welfare. i am assuming he wants to stop the madness so they can nature own bills.
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romney should be pointing a finger at president obama saying he wants a welfare state the president does. he is well on the way to creating one. that is what the stats show. this is so this is so crazy i should say it's painful. >> the economy is what sean hannity is talking about. last night he went head to head with the former chairman of the white house council of economic advisors under president obama. here is their explosive exchange. >> we have no jobs in america. you want to know why? give me all of the caveats private sector this month but not this month. >> the last two years. >> americans working since he became president, fact. >> that's true. because he came in in a terrible recession in the last two years. >> i know. and so did george bush. he said he cut the deficit in
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half. did he do it? >> the deficit is not cut in half, no. >> we have added to the debt you know why. >> has any president gotten us 6 trillion in debt or anywhere nero bam ma? >> has any president inherited a rez -- >> reagan. inflation 21 and a half percent. unemployment double digits inflation out of control. >> the job losses in the recession that reagan inherited i gree he did inherit a recession were nowhere near the job losses obama inherited. >> 6 trillion in debt 15 million more americans on food stamps, we have 1 in 6 americans living in poverty. we have in a three-year period people lost 40 percent of the net worth house values have gone
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down. >> also telling hannity americans are better off now than they were four years ago. nobody should be able to trade the situation now than they were four years ago. no debate on this issue, and that is the weather. >> time for the first degree weather update with maria molina. hi there. are things a lot quieter there today? >> we had storms from the northeast down into parts of the south with over 115 reports of severe weather most coming in the form of damaging wind gusts. we have some cooler air that will be moving on to portions of the northeast. right now you have the cool air across portions of the flakes like -- great lakes. as we continue our track westbound a little warmer this morning than it was yesterday across the city of inma'minneap
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52. starting to feel like fall out there across parts of the midwest and the great lakes. the cool air will continue to spread eastward you are also going to have to deal with showers. we have the rain coming down heavily across portions of eastern main. the storm will continue to push eastward you are going to start to clear things out lart today especially as we head into tomorrow as cooler drier air moves into portions of the northeast. watch out for gusty winds as well gusting to 20 miles an hour no rain in sight but the dry conditions and gusty winds will give an elevated fire danger. now to stories you can bank on this morning. thousands of potential layoffs could cause serious problems for travelers who fly american airlines. here to explain why is lauren simonetti on the fox business network. what does it mean for us?
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>> american airlines cutting 2 percent of the flights over the next month telling workers they could lose their job. that is part of the airline's bankruptcy reconstruction. they notify any one who's position could change. in this case the bark is worse than the bite. the layoffs could come around 4400. notices were sent to mechanics and groundworkers in dallas, chicago and here in new york as well. >> so they may start cancelling the flights. >> yes, less over head bin space. >> apple shares hitting an all-time high. >> the pierced through $700 a pop yesterday closing above $700. that pulls apple's market cap to more than $657 billion that's more than another company in history. we will see how apple holds that level on friday when the iphone 5 hits the store shelves. one analyst says this weekend coming along apple could sell 10
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million iphones. >> toys rk us annual hot list is out. for the first time ever you can go into a physical toys r us store and you can reserve them you have to put 20 percent down you can get items like dock mcduffin's doctor doll. newer of blanerf last error thi. >> we will do anything to get the stuff for our kids. >> it is 12 minutes after the hour. a new danger could lurk in your kid's soda can. it has nothing to do with sugar. >> an on-line plea tore cheaping our borders safe. we will tell you about that one. break it down late night with jimmy fallon. in a new interview first lady michelle obama said she doesn't think of her family as
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>> welcome back. 16 after the hour. while you were sleeping the sports world mourning the loss of a man who helped revolutionize how fans look at the nfl. steve sable the president of nfl films passed away from brain cancer. he was 69 years old. the coast guard ending the search for a tennessee woman who fell off a cruise ship and into the atlantic ocean. the incident happening on sunday night east of fort lauderdale in florida. the 21-year-old traveling with her mom on royal caribbean
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allure of the seas. >> we told you about this weather earlier today tens of thousands of people are dealing with the aftermath of a wicked storm. many folks are waking up this morning without power. anton lewis is live with us. good morning an tron. how are things looking there? >> you have to see this. i am going to step out of the way so you can look at this. this is a job for super man here. we are in new rochelle. you can see what mother nature did to this particular neighborhood. this tree branch has fallen on top of these power lines. we are also thinking there is 7, 8 lines wrapped up. you have phone lines and cable. this is reminiscent of scenes across the tri-state area. you have been talking about it bay side. one of the peak points of the storms it was hitting on and off through out the night making roadways slick rain coming in
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some say the sideways sweep. connecticut also seeing that. as far as new jersey goes where drivers had to deal with there where a number of flooded sheets there. police in fairview and elizabeth and lennon had to block off streets. it will be a tough commute. they are trying to get out of here and head to work today. thank you for covering for us. it is 18 minutes after the hour. next on the rundown there is an ancient document that may have you questioning what you thought you knew about jesus. we will tell you about this. >> a spoonful of sugar could do more than make the medicine go down. turns out this lovely lady mary poppins may have been on to something.
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>> good morning. it is 22 minutes after the hour. wisconsin attorney general withholding his decision to repeal scott walker's law effectively and collective bargaining for public workers. the judge ruling walker's law is unconstitutional for school and government plies. drug smuggling human trafficking and illegal immigration. a new series of videos showing the dangers along the border with texas and mexico. the video from department of agriculture. they claim the video politicize the complicated decision. those are available on youtube. >> let's go over to you. >> thank you, heather.
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we have all heard a spoonful of sugar makes the medicine go down like this lovely lady taught us when we were little. mary poppins may have been on to something. what about the wives tales don't swallow your gum it will sit in your stomach. we have the fox medical a team here to back up or de bunk a few of those myths. >> good morning. >> good morning. how are you? >> immigrate. this is interesting. what an interesting pop ti topi. are you going to catch a cold when you go outside. >> that was the biggest myth as a kid. the way you catch a cold is through bacteria or virus. that's how you get the flu or cold. whether your hair is wet or not has nothing to do with getting a flu. that is a complete myth. >> what about you should feed a cold and starve a fever. >> it is not true.
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what you heat has nothing to do with how better you are going to feel. it's really the hydration and the fluid. it has to do with the amount of food you have mentd well hydrated and eat a lot of food. you swallow gum they are sitting in your stomach for 7 years. we don't go off to high school with a pile of gum in our stomach. >> thankfully you have the acid in the stomach that is going to break it down and it will not stay in the system for 7 years. >> so it's okay to do that. >> you don't want to do it too often. >> we talked about mary poppins a spoonful of sugar. >> a spoonful of sugar helps the medicine go down. all of the myths will holding your breath and everything else. it is not right.
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spoonful of sugar can help make the hiccups go away. >> 19 out of 20 times it works. >> they did a study so it is true. >> the warm milk does it help you fall asleep? >> milk has tryptophan. it helps you calm down. in order to fall asleep from if you have to drink gallons and gallons of milk. it is okay it doesn't hurt you i think it's all right. the way to fall asleep really have a problem take melatonin. also make sure the room is comfortable get rid of the computers make sure the room is comfortable for you. >> our husbands have no excuse when they sit on the sofa after thanksgiving dinner because they are not eating gallons and gallons of turkey. >> thanks so much. >> i am glad to know we can keep swallowing the gum. it is 25 minutes after the
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hour. coming up a long tradition of the father daughter dances so many of us remember these. it is now history at one school. why? the aclu says it discriminates. we will report you decide. >> tim tebow is already talking about a career change. wait until you hear this one. first on this day in history in 1970 ain't no mountain high enough by diana ross was the number one song.
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>> during a high speed chase with the cops bank robbers started tossing all of the money out of the get away car. people were running the streets and scooping it up. they didn't know it was a bank robber they thought it was one of obama's stimulus problems. well comb back to "fox & friends" first. i am heather nauert. >> i am ainsley earhardt. time for the 5@5:30. a group trying to take down fox news working with the justice department to stop the press. they filed a freedom of
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information which had e-mails collaborating with media matters on stories would plan the critics bike the botched fast and furious operation. the daily callers editor in chief believes eric holder is aware. >> it is getting together with media matters which is a tax exempt left wing poll lal organization to create news that would not have happened otherwise. i think eric holder is aware of this. she is doing this at his direction. >> the justice department is declined to comment. >> two mnts before the presidential election and the voter id law is stuck in cord. they are deciding if voters could get id's in time for the election. if they can't the court must stop the law. a decision must be made by october the 2nd. >> a chemical in children's food
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items. children between the ages of 6 and 19 who were exposed to high levels of bpa were twice as likely to be obese. researchers believe the chemical interferes with the way the body processes hormones. a harvard professor unveiling this 4th century paper posts jesus referring to a wife. he identifies her as mary apparently but it may not be actually proof that jesus was married. listen to this. >> theis is an old story probaby a new find but it doesn't really give us anything more except if someone wants to say that this fragment is evidence that would be new. father mark says it shares similarities with a certain gospel which was the writings of an earl slit of christians. we will hear more about that one that's for sure. >> i am sure we will.
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>> at grocery store care yoke key you may not expect much talent. but listen to this. ♪ and i will always love you >> a random girl stepping up to the mic blowing everyone away with whitney houston's "i will love you." the singer from the philippines is quickly gaining fans on youtube. this video had nearly 800,000 hits in three-days. those are your 5@5:30. >> i love it. >> since when do they have grocery store care yoke key anyway. >> mitt romney fires back after the leaked fundraising video. obama is facing his own after an old video recording. >> there is a new poll out that shows the race deadlocked
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nationally. both candidates are trying to exploit each other's weaknesses. the president piered on david letterman targeting young voters making the most of mitt romney's latest challenge. i don't know what he was referring to but i can tell you this, when i won in 2008, 47 percent of the american people voted for john mccain they didn't vote for me. >> that was reference to the secretly recorded video from fundraiser back in may. he talked about 47 percent who are dependent on the government may back the president no matter what. one change for the romney campaign in the wake of that video fund raisers are now open to the press. at an open fundraiser he went after the president about a recording made in 98 when he
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spoke of redistributing the nation's resources. >> the trick is to figure out how do we structure government systems that pull resources and facilitate some redistribution because i believe in some redistribution at a certain level to make sure everybody has a shot. >> that brought this response from romney last night. this idea the president has of redistributing i know there are people in the country who wanted to have the government take from some to give to the others. they would like to be the others on the receiving end of that. feel a redistribution model makes sense. the president some years ago says he favors redistribution. i don't. instead i think the role is to help those who need help. all of this ups the anti of a presidential debate. the first one two weeks away.
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>> it is time for a look at who is talking. the u.s. embassy still the big talker. days after the ambassador to the united nations susan rice call the americans of spontaneous acts. the white house seemed open to other explanations. >> take a listen to this. jay carney is acknowledging the investigation underway could now offer an alternative version of events. listen to this. based on additional information that includes all information, we saw no evidence to back up claims by others that this was a preplanned or pre-meditated attack. there is an ongoing investigation the fbi is investigating and that investigation will follow the facts wherever they lead. >> fox news contributor john bolton is talking about the situation in libya. he responded to a report the
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administration may have received a warning about the attacks in advance. >> this is important information if it's true which means they failed to heed the warning and put the ambassador and three of the colleagues in a desperate security situation. this is the white house story unravelling right in front of itself. what they are trying to do is hide behind the fact that an fbi investigation is pending in libya. the idea that the administration has returned to terrorism as a criminal law matter rather than war is extraordinarily dispushidis -- disturbing. >> they were surprised that means one of two things either a massive intelligence failure or they believe the things were benign. before you leave the house you need to get a first degree
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weather update with maria molina. >> we had a lot of severe weather with a strong cold front that moves across the east yesterday. reports of roof damage, tree branchs down and even power outages from new hampshire down to the state of florida. widespread area being affected by the scrunch. it will be a lot quieter out there. we have lirnging showers across main and also coastal areas also much quieter. the drier air will be moving on in and you will notice sunshine and actually pretty cool temperatures moving on in over the next couple days. keep that in mind in the northeast a little breezy today. otherwise west ward very dry quiet out here across parts of the plains. we will have gusty winds across parts of the northern plains that could keep an elevated fire darrening. i p want to show you high temperatures for today in the 60s across parts of up state new
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york. >> drying out after the rain. >> it is time to entertain this. actress tory spelling is recovering after she under went emergency surgery over the weekend. she was hospitalized for c section complications following the birth of her fourth child. she remains in hospital and is resting comfortably. >> maria terry and nikki manaj talking about the feud. she convinced her the fighting wouldn't be good for the show so they buried the hatchet. >> jennifer aniston pregnant the 43-year-old supporting a huge baby bump. >> the ad mocks aniston's celebrity status so tabloid rumors are always about her interesti having a baby. >> stories making headlines at this hour. the joy of scoring a touchdown the falcons woifrn the broncos
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quickly ending for this guy running back michael turner. here's his mug shot arrested on drunk driving and speeding charges in atlanta. he was going 97 miles an hour. he was released on bond. nascar reinstating the sprint cup driver after being suspended for drinking and driving. he is thankful for the program and thanked his fans for their support. could it be senator tim tebow? the jet's quarterback keeping the door open to entering politics. he says quote i haven't ruled out anything like that. it won't be any time in my near future but something i will look at and consider one day. >> that could be real licks siting, wouldn't it? >> it is now 20 minutes after the hour. one university putting in place a new rule that track students all of the time even on weekend.
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wait until you hear this one. >> a school ending the father, daughter dances and the mother son football games says it's not fair for all of the kids. now the aclu is getting involved. our attorney takes a look coming up next. pú
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>> 16 minutes to the top of the hour. let's start in mexico. three female may nots recaptured after a massive prison break near the u.s. border. more than 130 inmates in the tunnel thursday federal agent searching for the fugitive. also in mexico 26 people were killed in an explosion at a
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natural gas stfacility. several homes and ranches nearby were evacuated. officials say there might have been a leak that caused that explosion. finally to the asian pacific island nation where prince william and wife kate wrapped up the tour of the region with this native dance. the two have a lot to celebrate a french gossip magazine must hand over videos of her topless on the beach. >> they know how to party don't they? >> listen to this one parents. a rhode island school has banned the father daughter dances and also mother son ball games this after the aclu accused the school of violating state gender discrimination laws. let's talk about this with attorney elliot spelig. what do you make of this? this sounds a little nuts to some. >> this is one woman complaining
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they send a letter to the district and they are going along with aclu request and ban the gender specific activities whether it's the popular father daughter dance the popular mother son dance. they say these traditions be long in the 1950s and any activity that assume boys want to play baseball or girls want to go to dances that is scratched. >> the mother thought the daughter would lose out on this. >> i thought the federal law had an exemption to protect the parents who want their kids to be able to go to school or dances with the mother or father. >> the federal law governing gender discrimination is title 9. title 9 does have an exception for some types of gender distinctions. that's why we have the boy scouts and girl scouts okay to have fraternities at public universities and have sororities. >> a boy's bathroom and a girl's
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bathroom. >> but the rhode island law doesn't have the same exemption. the school district cave nude this the superintendent sent out a letter without holding any kind of public hearing or public forum. the people most affected the parents and students are angry they didn't have any input into the decision. the aclu says: >> there is an exemption to federal law. i thought federal law would crump sta trump state law. >> it can especially if it's a school getting funds from federal government or state government. you have to be in compliance with both laws. let's read another statement. the school's superintendent in cranston rhode island. we will move forward and do what we are supposed to do. hopefully the law americas will listen to what the public has to
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say. we are expecting some sort of public hearings on this. there's a real out cry. a lot of people are upset about this. >> it's an election year. this has become a hot local issue. there's a guy running for senate there he has made it a center piece of his campaign. if you get me elected i will make the law. one of the providence papers were running an on-line poll 97 percent in opposition. >> that one girl can stay home if she doesn't like it but gis people get offended. giving us the breakdown of this one. >> or take your grandfather or take another man in the neighborhood that you are close with. >> thank you, heather. it is now 48 after the hour. still ahead, frightening new numbers about america's waist line and where it is headed. plus this might not be exactly what one teenager had in mind for off roading. look at that. check in with steve doocy to see what's coming up on "fox &
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friends". >> was he in the truck right there? >> he had explain to go do when he got home. coming up on fox and friends, what mitt romney used needs too with his campaign right now. can he turn the hidden tape around to his advantage. there's a barack obama tape that is a little embarrassing. we are going to play that for you. national degraffic is here and they brought some friends. an eagle, a wolf and a bear. actor and author andrew mccarthy george w. bush meets lauren bush and are we normal or not? it kicks off about 10 minutes from now on the fox news channel.
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>> by the year 2030 more than half of america could be obese. this according to a new study. the report says if we stay on this track there will be millions of new cases of diabetes and heart disease. it will cost the u.s. more than 66 billion in treatments. yale university cracking down on parties. the ivy league school now requires students to tell the university when and where they are having a party to curb under aged drinking and having problems with neighbors. >> that's the only reason i didn't go to yale. that's what it was. does your wallet feel lighter than it was two years ago? you may not be line. new report says median incomes are lower now than they were during the recession. here to break it all down is fox business network diane macedo. >> good morning ainsley. according to pew research center
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the median income for american households last year at 50,54 dollars compared to accounting for inflation 52,195 dollars in 2009. the official end of the great recession. now the report says that that more than 4 percent drop over 2 years is almost exactly how much median income fell this isn't the first time household incomes regained ground two years into economic recovery. u.s. households had lingering losses from the recovery. the 2001 recession still those losses were less than half of the 4.1 percent drop we are seeing right now. if you conclude much like an unwelcome dinner guest who does not know when it is tum to leave they are blissfully unaware when it was over. we all have one of those
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relatives. >> thank you so much diane. good to see you this morning. 6 minutes to the top of the hour. plus talk about being stuck in a sticky situation. look at this guy young driver learning the hard way to off roading.
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>> ♪ >> two minutes before the hour as we look at the good, bad and ugly. first the good. a 66 year old grand father pries the furry best friend out of the jaws of the alligator. the gator grabbed the dog and took him in the water. the man wrestled with the
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gator. both only needed a few stitches. >> a hunter was shot by his best friend. the dog. the dog jumped on him to give him a hug. the bullet went off and went through his hand and doctors say it was bad enough they had to amputate it. and the ugly. the teenager driving home from school hit a puddle of water . he was left dangling midair . firefighters cut the power and lowered the teenager to safety. daddy not going to like that. we'll get scrambled up with gretchen carlson. >> gretchen: i phoned a friend. i knew the word today before any and he ruined it for me. i walk in the studio a